The CCIB looks out for incorporating sustainable aspects in the services offered. In this sense, the aspects that gain relevance are energy and materials consumption, waste generation and CO2 emissions, as well as the social responsability aspects such as client's health and safety.
As a founding member of the Iberian Chapter of the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC), the CCIB enhances and promotes green events.
In this line, the CCIB applies a set of environmental criteria in each stage of the development of an event. These measures affect directly to the environmental impact of the event and increase the environmental awareness of companies and institutions who collaborate with the Centre for the event.
- Environmental design of the project.
- Establish a Green Commitee (optional).
- Spaces compact design (energy and flow savings).
- Sale of in-house services (avoid unnecessary shipings and unexpected handlings).
- Purchasing energy-saving or recycled materials.
- Setup: pool of selective trash collection in the areas with massive setup.
Event: installation of selective trash collection sets in foyers, exhibition area and other meeting rooms. Cleaning staff training and motivation.
- Dismantle: pool of selective trash collection. Space for segregating
carpet and banal waste collection. Follow-up on the management of the generated
As for the F&B, the centre offers local or organic food and beverages and the possibility of using disposable/recycled cutlery and crockery. However, we also implement some measures to minimize waste by separating and recycling plastic, glass, organic amongst other.
In its website, the CCIB provides information about the available public transport to access the centre, likewise the client assumes the responsibility of the choosen transport used for the event.
Also, the CCIB informs two taxi companies weekly – one of green taxis – and
a car park located under the Forum Building about the agenda of events taking
place in the centre.
Carbon footprint calculation and compensation
The CCIB offers its clients the possibility to calculate the greenhouse CO2 emissions generated by the event and compensate them by purchasing high-quality carbon credits.
These credits are generated in projects based on the CO2 emission reduction carried out in developing countries and certificates with international standards.
Client's health and safety
The CCIB has a security team properly trained and specialized in security. It consists of 10 people led by the security director who ensures the compliance of all regulations and necessary safety protocols to ensure the safety of participants during the organization of events. Each event organized at the CCIB has a specific and exclusive safety device to look out for the compliance of the security measures during the course of the event.At the same time, the CCIB has in its in-house staff a security manager who ensures that all applicable regulations are met and structures and dimensions an exclusive and specific team equipment to ensure the safety of each event. This team, apart from complying with the requirements of the current legislation, adapts and/or extends the special features of the event to guarantee and ensure the protection and all the delegates.
Regarding food, our own F&B service (CCIB F&B) complies with the current regulations on food safety. To ensure the quality of the products served, CCIB F&B carries out a monthly analysis about critical control points (HACCP) in F&B and scrupulously complies with the established protocols regarding food handling.
For each event, the CCIB contracts a first aid service in order to attend the client or the delegates if necessary. In case the event expects more than 2000 people it is also required to have an ambulance service.
Finally, it is important to outline that the client’s health and safety is an aspect present in the “debrief” meeting at the end of the event, so it is a service subject to evaluation.